Supporting Music

The Salvat Foundation carries out a committed duty to cultural patronage with a special focus on the musical field, promoting young talents and promising voices across the Spanish musical landscape through the Salvat Bach Grant. And it does so in collaboration with important Spanish auditoriums such as the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Palau de la Música Catalana—of whose patronage councils it is a member—and Teatro Real in Madrid. It also supports the Concert de Rams in the Abbey of Montserrat and promotes the Salvat Ensemble orchestra.

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Palau de la Música Catalana
Teatro Real de Madrid

The SALVAT BACH GRANT

The SALVAT BACH GRANT, created in 2014 by the BZM Foundation (Pau Jorquera and Daniel Tarrida) with the backing and patronage of the Salvat Foundation, aims to promote the training and promotion of young soloist singers of early music, and to become a benchmark platform that offers visibility to new vocal talents. Each year it awards grants to four soloists (soprano, contralto-countertenor, tenor and bass-baritone).

The grant consists of a financial endowment of 4,000 euros per each awarded. It counts with the support and musical programming expertise of the Bachcelona Foundation and the Bach Collegium Barcelona, and also offers training and collaboration with renowned musicians and professionals.

The Salvat Foundation organises a series of concerts throughout the year with several winning soloists from different editions of the grant.

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List of winners of the SALVAT BACH GRANT

PAU ARMENGOL

Pau Armengol
Bajo 2020

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ORIOL GUIMERA

Oriol Guimerà
Tenor 2020

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Lara Morger

Lara Morger
Contralto 2020

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Mercedes Gancedo

Mercedes Gancedo
Soprano 2020

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Daniel Folqué

Daniel Folqué
Contralto 2019

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Martí Doñate

Martí Doñate
Tenor 2020

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Ben Kazez

Ben Kazez
Baix 2019

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Angela Hicks

Angela Hicks
Soprano 2019

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Arthur Canguçu

Arthur Canguçu
Bajo 2018

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Ferran Mitjans

Ferran Mitjans
Tenor 2018

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Baiba Urka

Baiba Urka
Soprano 2018

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Matthew Thomson

Matthew Thomson
Tenor 2017

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Oriol Mallart

Oriol Mallart
Bajo 2017

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Carine Tinney

Carine Tinney
Soprano 2017

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Maria Chiara

Maria Chiara
Contralto 2017

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Julieta Viñas

Julieta Viñas
Contralto 2016

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Henning Jendritza

Henning Jendritza
Tenor 2016

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Elionor Martínez

Elionor Martínez
Soprano 2016

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Vincent De Soomer

Vincent De Soomer
Bajo 2016

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Dida Castro

Dida Castro
Contralto 2015

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Jorge Navarro-Colorado

Jorge Navarro-Colorado
Tenor 2015

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Fabio Lesuisse

Fabio Lesuisse
Bajo 2015

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Maria Pujades

Maria Pujades
Soprano 2015

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Francesc Ortega

Francesc Ortega
Bajo 2014

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Eulàlia Fantova

Eulàlia Fantova
Contralto 2014

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Laia Frigolé

Laia Frigolé
Soprano 2014

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Pablo Larraz

Pablo Larraz
Tenor 2014

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Call for the SALVAT BACH GRANT 2022

Grant contest rules

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Contact

salvatbecabach@fundacionsalvat.com

Collaboration with THE LICEU, THE PALAU and THE REAL

The Salvat Foundation regularly collaborates with the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Gran Teatro del Liceu, organising concerts with them in its auditoriums and forming part of its patronage councils, as well as with the Teatro Real in Madrid. It maintains a close collaboration with all of them that materialises annually in their involvement with the auditions and the awarding of the Salvat Bach Grant in support of young talents.

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palau de la musica
teatro real

CHOIR OF THE PHARMACOLOGY AND FOOD SCIENCES FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA

logo el cor de la facultat de farmàciaCreated in 1994, the choir is made up of students or teachers, former students or other members of the university community. In addition to participating in concerts organised by the faculty itself and university choir meetings, the choir participates intensively in activities organised by other entities and citizen associations.

Its musical repertoire includes pieces from the Renaissance to the present day in all types of formats and genres, from popular songs from around the world to jazz and gospel, with special mention of a unique pharmaceutical-themed commissioned piece, Herbarius, hortus sanitatis.

In 2004, on the occasion of its ten years of activity and thanks to the support of the Salvat Laboratories patronage, the Choir began a new stage that allowed it to cover a wider repertoire and a constant improvement of its musical level. In 2012, the Choir of the Pharmacology Faculty and the Salvat Foundation signed a new collaboration agreement that led to a decisive increase in choir activity.

SALVAT ENSEMBLE ORCHESTRA

logo ensamble salvatThe Salvat Ensemble orchestra was founded in May 2018 at the behest of its current director, Ahmet Süleyman Bilgin, and the president of the Choir of the Pharmacology Faculty, Pere Gomis. Although it was born with the idea of providing a stable, high-standard orchestra to accompany the choir in pieces that required it, the Salvat Ensemble extended its vision and began to develop its own artistic programme. All the members that make up the Salvat Ensemble are professional musicians with a long career in chamber music groups and orchestras, both in Spain and internationally. Thanks to careful training, the Salvat Ensemble stands out for its mature level of performance.

ORQUESTA SALVAT ENSEMBLE

Despite the orchestra’s short trajectory, it has performed a vast repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the Romantic, playing both orchestral and orchestral-choral pieces, including pieces with instrumental or vocal soloists. It has performed world-renowned compositions such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Purcell’s Baroque opera Dido & Aeneas and Mozart’s Requiem, among many others.

One of its most outstanding performances was that of 15 October 2019 in Santa Maria Reina de Pedralbes (Barcelona), where it performed, together with a programme of selected compositions, Mozart’s Requiem (see video in this section), as part of a concert in tribute to Elvira María Teresa Musso, who passed away on 8 March of that same year following her extensive career as president of the SALVAT pharmaceutical company.

The Salvat Ensemble works and offers its music with the aim of granting a new interpretation of the orchestral repertoire, with a clear commitment to the authenticity of their performance according to historical criteria and a firm will to bring the beauty of classical music closer to the public.

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Collaboration with THE BACH COLLEGIUM BARCELONA

BACH COLLEGIUM BARCELONA

Since its establishment in 2018, the Bach Collegium Barcelona has collaborated closely with the Salvat Foundation, producing and performing concerts organised by the Foundation and convening for its own programme not only the winning soloists of the current Salvat Bach Grant, but also winning soloists from previous editions.

The Bach Collegium Barcelona provides an opportunity to continue professionally supporting, in collaboration with the Salvat Foundation, the most promising solo singers with the greatest impact in the field of solo singing and specialised in early music.

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Collaboration with THE BACHCELONA FESTIVAL

The Bachcelona Foundation (formerly the BZM Foundation) has been part of the Salvat Bach Grant since its creation in 2014. It currently continues to support and collaborate with the artistic programming of this important call for young singers.

In this sense, the soloists of the Salvat Bach Grant always play an important role in the Bachcelona Festival, especially in the inaugural concert, performing hand in hand with such renowned directors as Václav Luks, Shunske Sato and Ton Koopman.

Collaboration with THE ABBEY OF MONTSERRAT’S CONCERT DE RAMS

portada concert de rams

The collaboration with the Abbey of Montserrat was born in 2021 and originated in support of the traditional Concert de Rams, programmed annually by the abbey on the night of Palm Sunday, featuring religious music in accordance with this important date. A commitment that is maintained over time thanks to the signing of a collaborative agreement.

Program Concert de Rams

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Collaboration with THE CLASSICAL AND TRADITIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

The collaboration between the Foundation Salvat and Els Amics de la Música de Santa Magdalena de Esplugues de Llobregat goes back a long way. Among many collaborations, a special link is established with the Festival de música clàssica i tradicional which is now in its 24th edition at the Parròquia de Santa Magdalena.

Concert archives

Serenades in the Moonlight

Director: Ahmet Süleyman – Salvat Ensemble
Sant Pau del Camp church. Barcelona
16th April de 2021

Concert de Rams a Montserrat

Director: Pau Jorquera – Solistes Salvat Beca Bach/Bach Collegium Bcn
Abadia de Montserrat
28th March de 2021

Händel for Christmas

Director: Pau Jorquera – Solistes de la Salvat Beca Bach
Palau de la Música Catalana
17th December de 2020

J.S. Bach – Magnificat – Palau de la Música

J.S. Bach – Magnificat
Cor de Cambra del Palau & Xavier Puig
Palau de la Música Catalana
9th December 2020

Closing Festival BACHCELONA

Closing of the BACHCELONA Festival with Elionor Martínez and the string octet of the Orquesta del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Gardens of Sant Pau modernist enclosure
16th July 2020

Händel for Christmas

Salvat Foundation fundraiser
Auditori MGS
17th December 2019

Elvira María Teresa Musso Borrás tribute concert

Santa María Reina church in Pedralbes
15th October 2019

  • Caminar amb el vent (2018) – Ahmet Suleyman Bilgin
  • Good night dear heart (2016) – Dan Forrest
  • Northern Ligths (Pulchra es) (2008) – Ola Gjeilo
  • Requiem in D minor K 626 (1791) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Ave verum K618 (1791) – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ave Verum K 618 (1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Elvira María Teresa Musso Borrás tribute concert
Santa María Reina church in Pedralbes
15th October 2019

Requiem in D minor K 626 (1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Elvira María Teresa Musso Borrás tribute concert
Santa María Reina church in Pedralbes
15th October 2019

Northern Lights (Pulchra es) (2008) Ola Gjeilo

Elvira María Teresa Musso Borrás tribute concert
Santa María Reina church in Pedralbes
15th October 2019

Good Night Dear Heart (2016) Dan Forrest

Elvira María Teresa Musso Borrás tribute concert
Santa María Reina church in Pedralbes
15th October 2019

Caminar amb el vent (2018) Ahmet Süleyman Bilgin

Elvira María Teresa Musso Borrás tribute concert
Santa María Reina church in Pedralbes
15th October 2019

Cantata BWV 62 – J.S.BACH

Elena Barraquer Foundation fundraiser
Organised by BZM Foundation,
with patronage from Salvat Foundation
Barcelona, 2nd December 2017

Cantata BWV 198 – J.S.BACH

University of Barcelona Auditorium
Barcelona, 18th March 2017

El Mesias – Georg Friedrich Häendel

Tribute to Elvira María Teresa Musso Borrás, president of honour of Salvat Laboratories
Santa María Royal Monastery in Pedralbes
Barcelona, 10th December 2015